In Japan today, traffic accidents occur at a rate of approximately 380,000 incidents per year, resulting in approximately 460,000 injuries or deaths*. Dashcams play an increasingly important role with the June 30, 2020 enactment of a new law that imposes harsher penalties for road rage incidents as well as the growing number of traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers. Working against this backdrop, we are actively promoting the market deployment of dashcams as a product that will help prevent traffic accidents and enhance road safety using recorded videos.
Aiming to increase the percentage of vehicles equipped with dashcams, beginning in 2020 JVCKENWOOD intends to aggressively launch dashcam models equipped with new features, such as a dual-lens camera that records rear and forward footage simultaneously and an AI sensing function. Going forward, we will expand our business from not only providing dashcams but also developing solutions that comprehensively control sensors, in-vehicle cameras, etc., and thereby contribute more strongly to the development of a secure and safe automotive society.
*Traffic accidents that occurred in 2019, announced by the National Police Agency (released on February 13, 2020)
The linking of front and rear dashcams with the navigation system achieves high-definition simultaneous recording of both the front and back of the vehicle via smart connection to JVCKENWOOD’s navigation system, Saisoku-Navi. Furthermore, installing our virtual rearview mirror makes it possible to check the surroundings at the back of the vehicle even in situations of poor visibility, such as when rear-seat passengers or luggage are blocking the driver’s view, during the night, or in bad weather, thus helping to reduce the percentage of accidents. We also offer a diverse range of dashcams, including a model with high-resolution WQHD that provides high-definition recording at 1.8 times the quality of full-HD recording, a model with wireless LAN to easily send the recorded footage to smartphones, and a model with enhanced monitoring and recording functions while the vehicle is parked. We support safer and more comfortable driving experiences by attentively answering customer needs, thus reducing the anxieties felt when driving, starting and parking the vehicle.
Characteristic of dashcams linked to navigation systems (1)
Characteristic of dashcams linked to navigation systems (2)